April 29 - 30, 2000
It's that time of the year again, time to plan for the 2001 Tournament, and time to recall the highlights of the 2000 weekend. The big news is that the first tournament of the new millennium raised $26,000, for the Advocates for Children. If you were there, you haven’t forgotten how the total overwhelmed Chuck, Judy, and the boys.

If you missed it, you need to make your plans to be there April 28th and 29th, 2001.

The weather cooperated 1000% and for those of us from “up north”, it was a great way to shrug off the winter “blah.’ I suspect that the perfect conditions were a treat for you southernerss also. The course was in peak condition and golf was again the finest Florida has to offer.

This weekend is becoming the place to go to renew friendships and acquaintances. The pizza party on Capt. Andersons’ Glass Bottom Boat is about as relaxing and laid back as you can get. Many found out that the gulls just aren’t pizza lovers - at least not pizza crust lovers. Once again, we were treated to a spectacular sunset at Shell Island (Capt. Carl has an “in” with God!).

Everyone went home with something after the steak dinner prepared by the Hombre staff on Sunday. Those Hombre folks and the golf course crew do an outstanding job every year. It has clearly become a “labor of love” for them. We owe a great deal of thanks to them for making this a special event.

2000 was our best year yet, as we proudly presented Advocates for Children a check for the amount of $26,913.

Raffle Prize: Framed Ryder Cup print won by Sara Hodgkins

2000 Check

2000 Major Contributors Award:

Winning team was F.D. Franklin, David Fulcher, Dave Harper, & Todd Smith.

Last but not least are the winners of the grand prizes. Each golfer received a drawing prize and the four grand prizes were as follows:

Jack Nicklaus autographed framed score card & travel bag
Fred McCrindle

2 night stay at Edgewater Beach Resort, Titleist Staff Bag, an Odyssey Putter, and a round of golf at Hombre
Russ Widger

Jack Nicklaus Autographed Framed Augusta Flag
Joe Losek

Grand Prize - One week vacation w/Airfare
Michael Brown

Written by Tom Dean